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Guided Tours

Learn more about the museum and garden and join a docent-led tour.

Walk-In Tours

Architecture Tour

1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month (sign up in the museum lobby; limited to 15 people).

This 60-minute tour introduces visitors to a selection of buildings on Dumbarton Oaks’ campus.

Garden Tour

2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, weather permitting.

This 30-minute introductory tour shows visitors select areas and introduces them to the design and development of the garden.

Beginning June 2018

Museum Highlights Tour

1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

This 60-minute tour introduces visitors to selected artworks from the collections.

Pre-Booked Tours

We are currently unable to take bookings for group tours. Please explore our walk-in tour opportunities above, and check back later for updates.




Please note, guided tours are not offered during the month of August. If you have any questions, please contact